Jim Godfrey is the current chair of the Department of Art & Visual Communications at Utah Valley University who loves typography and teaching students, while also freelancing.
As designers we’ve all struggled to find typefaces that compliment each other—it takes a lot of work and experimenting to get it right. As a professor at Utah Valley University, I constantly encounter students who ask me which typefaces work well together.
I designed this poster wanting to show a few interesting combinations of typefaces. I tried to make it entertaining by using famous couples from life, literature, and history as subject matter—it was hard to find couples that were not copyrighted, so there is no Ernie and Bert, Buzz and Woody, or Scarlett and Rhett. But there was rich fodder like King Henry VIII and Larry (the) King who had many “matches," as well as classics like John and Yoko, JFK and Jackie, Simon and Garfunkel, and even peanut butter and jelly.